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Nutrition & Food Systems

Bachelor of Science

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Food systems is the study of the food supply chain, which includes production, processing, distribution, and consumption as well as waste. Drivers of the food system include culture, economics, policy, andmarketing, and the collective impact on outcomes including human and environmental health,food insecurity, and community food security.The Nutrition and Food Systems degree is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding thecomplexities of the food system from production to consumption and impact on human health,as well as challenges faced by the food system to develop sustainable solutions for producing,processing, delivering, and consuming safe, culturally desirable, nutritious, and economicallyand environmentally sustainable food. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is committedto training emerging leaders who will address grand challenges facing humanity, includingmanagement and preservation of precious and finite natural resources, and finding solutions tofeed over 9 billion people by 2050.

Major Details

College: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 3
NSC 101 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Language 4
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 3
FOOD 102 3
NSC 396A 1
Tier I General Education 3
Second Language 4
3rd Semester
FOOD 101 3
ECOL 182R 3
ECOL 182L 1
NSC 301 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
MIC 205A 3
MIC 205L 1
NSC 353 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
General Elective 3
5th Semester
MCB 181R 3
MCB 181L 1
Tier II General Education 3
Technical Writing 3
6th Semester
FOOD 300 3
NSC 311 3
PSIO 380 4
Food Supply Elective 3
Food Supply Elective 3
7th Semester
Human Health Elective 3
Human Health Elective 3
Statistics 3
General Elective 3
8th Semester
FOOD 496 3
Food & Culture Elective 3
Food & Culture Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 2

AZ Transfer Pathways

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Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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